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MSR’s 19th Annual Graduation Celebration

By Raymond Jackson
Contributing Writer



On Tuesday, May 7, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) newspaper sponsored its 19th Annual Graduation Celebration to acknowledge African and African American senior students finishing high school. This year’s event was held at Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis.  

Shed G, co-host of The KMOJ Radio Morning Show, emceed the event, which awarded six graduates Cecil E. Newman Scholarships and two graduates Launa Q. Newman scholarships. Cecil Newman is the founder of MSR; his wife, Launa Q. Newman, carried on as publisher after her husband’s death. The food served was home style, with many in attendance returning for seconds. Continue Reading →

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What health legacy will you leave?

Upcoming health conference to address specific concerns of Black women
By Brandi D. Phillips 

Contributing Writer


Happy, healthy, family, friends, community, intergenerational, motivational: These are a few words used to describe the upcoming March 19 conference sponsored by Neighborhood HealthSource and many others. The conference is titled “Loving Yourself, Staying Well,” and those simple words seem to be a popular topic of conversation these days. Everywhere you turn, health topics are being discussed. Breast cancer is no exception. In fact, it is one of the biggest concerns in our community these days. Continue Reading →

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Lynx in WNBA Finals still low on media radar

The 2013 WNBA Finals now heads south to Atlanta for Game 3 on Thursday between the Minnesota Lynx and the Atlanta Dream, the last two teams standing. “Anytime you get to this point when you’re at the end of the season in the Finals, these two teams know that there are a maximum of five more games before they’re hoisting a trophy,” said President Laurel Richie Sunday before Game 1 took place in downtown Minneapolis. “It truly doesn’t matter which two teams are in it. It just matters that we’re at the Finals and ready to bring it on. I think it’s going to be a wonderful way to end what has been a terrific season for the WNBA,” Richie said. Continue Reading →

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Northsiders mingle with cops, firefighters at People’s BBQ



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


If only for a few hours, the city’s North Side and Minneapolis police recently worked together and had fun doing so. At least on that day, August 17, police officers walked among the mostly Black crowd and peacefully coexisted. Minneapolis police, along with Minneapolis firefighters and the Park Board members, held the “Battle of the Badges — The People’s BBQ,” a free food and entertainment event at North Commons Park. One officer later told the MSR that they ran out of food, but it appeared that everyone had fun. In light of recent tensions between the Black community and police, “I thought it was a great idea,” said KMOJ Morning Personality Shedrick Garrett, better known as Shed G. The station was among several local businesses and organizations that helped sponsor the four-hour outdoor event. Continue Reading →

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Shed G to emcee Sabathani Senior Center fundraiser

The community is invited to the Sabathani Senior Center’s (SSC) 10th annual Unity in Worship (UIW) fundraising event on Saturday, August 3 from 2-4 pm. This year’s gospel talent showcase is predicted to be the most exciting and dynamic Unity in Worship event to date. It is scheduled to take place at Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN, in the first floor Auditorium. Shed G will serve as the master of ceremonies. Entertainment will include Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church’s choir and praise dance team, “The Ole Tymers,” Unity in Worship Praise Dancers, Macedonia’s First Lady Marie Graham (formerly of the Sounds of Blackness), the Sabathanites Drum Corps, and the Senior Center’s “Still Kickin’” line dancers. Continue Reading →

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This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Maria Isa: 416 Club Commissions

Sun., Jan. 20, 7:30 pm
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-338-2674 or
Through collaboration with Adriana Rimpel of the local Cuban band Malamanya, Maria Isa will create five original songs that trace the Afro-Latina music scene in Minnesota. Tickets are $5.  Lo-Key

Fri.-Sat., Jan. Continue Reading →

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This week’s Entertainment Spotlights!

 Revelations: Judgment Day

 Fri.-Sat., Nov. 23-24, 7 pm & Sun., Nov. 25, 6 pm
The O’Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651-690-6700 or
A gospel stage play about life’s tests, trials, and triumphs, Revelations asks, “Will your name be in the Book of Life?”
Special guest performances by Darnell Davis & the Remnant, Shed G. and James Grear & Company
Tickets are $20-$38. For advance tickets, go to Continue Reading →

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